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Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 am
 We lived in a frame house in Hickory Hollow during our younger years. We had many interesting experiences there, especially in the wintertime.Brother Jack and I woke up early on a dark and cold
Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:00 am

The true story of a Depression-era Christmas trip to a better life in Illinois

“It takes a worried man to sing a worried song,It takes a worried man to sing a worried song,It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.I’m worried now but I won’t be worried long
Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 12:00 am

Found in an old desk, a bracelet of baubles and spheres

It was in Grandmother’s desk, the same desk she used to write to her sister in the 1880s. It is the same desk my mother used to write letters to me while I was in the army, and I have some of th
Holiday
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 12:00 am

A Christmas memoir

Mr. Houck came early to the Sangamon Valley while it was still a wilderness without many inhabitants. He came before the land was surveyed so his fields stretched from the big sycamore tree to the eas
Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 12:00 am
Untitled Document We were fishing down at Rawlins’ off a sandbar that extended into a bar pit near the Illinois River. It was an autumn day with puffy clouds in the sky placed just right
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:00 am

Marking the days from winter to spring

Untitled Document March 2 — A celebration of the sun. I have been walking on frozen snow for two months, the frailty of snowflakes built into awesome cliffs and drifts
Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Nearly 70 Christmases have passed, but the boy still has hope

Untitled Document The Frenches walked everywhere from their home in the hollow. They had walked the two miles up the west hollow to Uncle George’s and Aunt Daisy’s fo
News
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 12:00 am
It is dark now, an early darkness that will soon give us the longest night. A thin moon hangs high in the December sky, looking down cold, the color of ice. The first wind of winter out of th

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